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Old 05-02-2022, 11:48 AM
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My first RC Mustang, Circa early 90s
20 size House of Balsa kit, had an OS 25fsr, scratch built mounts for mini Robart retracts

Fun little plane




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Old 05-03-2022, 08:03 AM
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A few years later when I got into Pylon,,,

Two HOB kits bashed into a XP-82,, 2 OS 32fsr motors,, very fast and flew like on rails,, my HOB AT-6 racer in the foreground




Old 05-05-2022, 03:41 PM
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Updates on Swamp Fox:


I didn't "need" this much opening to clear the engine, but wanted it a bit bigger for cooling. I only needed a small slit to clear the front two corners of the top fin, and a keyed hole if sorts to clear the plug and plug wire. Just didn't think that would be enough air basically relying on the lower opening in the cowl.



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Old 05-05-2022, 03:43 PM
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Fixing poor factory paint

After low tack masking tape

After sanding all paint off, prepping plastic surface repainting with primer, Tamiya TS-76 Silver, and Tamiya Satin Clear

Its not an exact match, but good enough till I finish building a Fokkerc P-38 and then strip and flitemetal her.

Old 05-05-2022, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bobbydee
been away so long i forgot how to start a new post. please forgive me. i need landing gear guidance for a bud nosen p-51. . air-electric? thinking 14-18 lbs. used ok but were to buy. please help me obewon....dont know were to turn
E-flite, Robart, Sierra, Electron, JP hobby.

Thats most of the makers.

As far as air or electric, well..its like ford vs chevy.

Its going to boil down to a. Space, and b. Convenience.
Personally, I've ran pneumatics, and I've ran electric. I came to hate my pneumatics. No matter how hard I tried, I always had a small leak, somewhere. I'd clamp and ca the fittings, rip it all out and replace it all, etc and no matter what..it would leak down. I ended up swapping to electrics and have stuck with them ever since.
That was years ago. Things have changed somewhat on the pneumatic side of things. You can now have an onboard "recovery" compressor that refills the tanks in flite, no more three or four cycles then out of air. They aren't big, weigh about the same as some lipo packs etc. Bout as big as the palm of your hand, so thats an option, if you have the room. Otherwise, if you go air, you know the drill, wire clamp and ca every joint, at every fitting, and use good, quality valves.
which brand, kinda ford vs chevy again...just look hard at how each are made..one manufacturer may have a wimpy set at one weight, a good set for another...
Electrics, since its a kit..Elektron all the way, hooked to a xicoy LG15 controller.

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Old 05-06-2022, 03:53 AM
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Current Stang, assembled in about 2 weeks after loosing my Zero, Did not want the same as everyone else BBD scheme so Callie Graphics did the job

Originally had Robart Electric system married to Sierra Gear, but I had nothing but trouble so they were converted back to Air and have had zero problem since

Most likely this will get stripped glassed and re-schemed at the end of this flying season




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Old 05-09-2022, 09:04 AM
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count me in, pica mustang,dle55,26lb. 506th fighter group iwo jima 1945
Old 07-12-2022, 10:12 AM
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I am not a fan of the P51D, but I absolutely love the P51B/C version! A 1/5th scale and next to it is a 1/4 scale, both B version of course. Both are built from Jerry Bates Plans.


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Old 07-12-2022, 10:46 AM
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In the queue




Old 07-12-2022, 11:14 AM
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Very nice Tom! I gotta get one of those! BTW make sure you sand the leading edge ply caps to the rib shapes to get a good fit on the fuselage.
Old 07-13-2022, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by scale only 4 me
In the queue


P-51A? Awesome!!
Old 09-26-2022, 10:58 PM
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We did the maiden last weekend, built from Jerry Bates Plans, 1/4 scale (112" Span) 52 lbs, Fighter Aces Carbon Spinner, Sierra Giant landing gear and ZDZ 140 inline twin.



Old 09-27-2022, 06:03 AM
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing
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Old 09-27-2022, 06:18 AM
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Hi,

My name is Patrick and I live in Bruges, Belgium.
We are desperate looking for the plans of a Top Flite Giant Scale P51 Kit (TOPA0400) to repair a fuselage and part of the wing.

Is there someone who could scan the plans and email them as PDF,TIFF or other format ?
We are willing to pay you a Paypal fee for the effort.

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Old 09-30-2022, 05:00 AM
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Mine is not very pretty but I like em dirty and used lookin....

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Default Midwest 60 size, 65"ws P-51 kit

Does anyone know much about this kit? They're half the price of a top flite kit, why? Are they far from scale?

Thanks,
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Old 02-21-2023, 10:57 AM
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Hello Patrick.
you might look at http://www.planesgoneby.com/ to see what they have.




Originally Posted by locutus79
Hi,

My name is Patrick and I live in Bruges, Belgium.
We are desperate looking for the plans of a Top Flite Giant Scale P51 Kit (TOPA0400) to repair a fuselage and part of the wing.

Is there someone who could scan the plans and email them as PDF,TIFF or other format ?
We are willing to pay you a Paypal fee for the effort.

Best Regards,
Patrick
Belgium
Old 02-21-2023, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Scratchie
Does anyone know much about this kit? They're half the price of a top flite kit, why? Are they far from scale?

Thanks,
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Fun scale at best
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...P-51-Questions
Old 02-21-2023, 01:33 PM
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Default P51 Mustang on a Summers Day.


My beloved P51 which ive had since 2012. It has served me well over this last 11 years and is still flying well.
Old 03-27-2023, 05:30 PM
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Default Top Flite Giant Scale 84.5' P51d plans

Does anyone belonging to this thread have any information as to where I can get a copy of the Top Flite giant Scale Gold Edition P51D Mustang Plans. I'm building the 65' version now and have the cowl and air scoop for the 84.5' version. I found the manual for the giant scale but have been unfortunate in locating the plans. If anyone can help I would highly appreciate the help.

Many thanks
Robert M
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Old 03-28-2023, 05:14 AM
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People had been selling copies of the plans on ebay but seems they're missing in action now... .
check out the top flite group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2556...ibextid=NSMWBT
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Default Top Flite giant scale P51d

Thank you for the quick response. I'm awaiting approval of my membership to their facebook page.
Old 08-07-2023, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sjhanc
acdii,
As in full scale aircraft, scale model aircraft need gentle application of power on and power off. The stronger the motor the gentler you must be. Scale model aircraft do not obey the rules of RC sport and 3D aerodynamics. Scale models almost always have smaller wing area and tail surfaces and the wing loading is much higher than sport and 3D. The pilots who always recommend you use a nose heavy CG forget that this will increase the angle of attack and stall angle at all speeds making the plane ALWAYS closer to its critical stall angle AT ANY SPEED. You should maiden the plane at the middle of the manufacturer's recommended CG range and test it at high altitude to see what happens when it stalls. Nose heavy planes, when stalled in level flight usually just drop the nose and lose altitude until the pilot releases up elevator and recovers. What they don't tell you is that in other stall conditions, sometimes violent and unpredictable snap stalls occur, and depending on how much air is left makes quick judgment calls necessary to get a stall recovery.

On the other hand, properly balanced planes have a lower angle of attack in flight and more room before the critical stall angle is reached. This translates to a plane that is more responsive to less control input, has a lower level stall speed, and is much less likely to get into an accelerated stall when maneuvering. Take the CG just a smidgen more tail heavy and you have a beast that can't slow up for landing and won't easily recover from a stall or stall-spin because it is trying to backup when stalled. At approach and landing and even low takeoff speed a tail heavy plane will snap and head for the hard place.

When I am fine tuning the CG on a plane type that is new to me I start at the recommended CG and add small amounts of rearward CG change (never more than 1/8 inch at a time, or 1/16 inch on smaller planes), until I see a slight porpoise in pitch in level flight (or no improvement from the last CG change). Don't be tempted to try aerobatics until the CG is like you want it. Then when I think I have found the most rearward CG for the plane I move the CG back toward nose heavy 1/4 inch for Giant scale or 1/8-1/16 inch for smaller planes.


The pilots who try to get you to set CG by using their favorite climbing/diving pitch change test are usually flying an light, aerobatic model with oversized control surfaces. I know how to do that but don't use it on scale models. A sport/3D model with huge horizontal/vertical surfaces will fly successfully even when it is grossly tail heavy because the oversize tail moves the center of lift way back on the wing. This is how 3D planes are able to hover and do high alpha maneuvers close to the ground, given a high power to weight ratio.

That being said, I will never recommend that a pilot stall test his heavy warbird. Even if it has forgiving stall characteristics there may not be enough altitude for a recovery. If you want to practice your stall recovery skills, use a sport plane and wring it out, it is cheaper and it will teach you the necessary instinctive reflex actions you may need for that warbird. When I am flying my warbirds I am always on the lookout for the slightest hint of a departure from my planned flight path.
Just be careful when you say a nose heavy aircraft will increase the angle of attack and stall angle. That's not quite correct. Any increase in weight will increase the stall speed purely based on the required amount of lift to oppose gravity. Similarly , you refer to an increase in the stall angle, in relation to that same nose heavy (increase in weight). In fact the the wing (aerofoil) stalls at the same angle of attack regardless. It is just that the buffer between the current angle of attack and the stall angle of attack is reduced at a given speed as you need to increase the angle of attack in order to counter the increase in weight. I haven't introduced the effect(s) of wing lift devices such as flaps and slats for simplicity.
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Any recommendations for a 70-85" gas powered P51?
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